UK budget airline easyJet, has zoomed ahead of airline rivals with the launch of a new passport scanning function that has been added to its mobile app, making it the first European airline to have such a feature.
A major new report published this week outlines some of the digital innovations being considered to future-proof the nation’s biggest shopping centres – and it all centres on mobile.
Marketing agency Cheil UK is aiming to show its potential retail clients the power of beacons, rolling out an innovative app called Cheil Break amongst its own staff.
One of the UK’s largest shopping centres, Trinity Leeds, is installing beacon technology to make it what owners Land Securities believes to be the “UK’s most digitally enabled retail and leisure destination”.
Oasis is enabling visual search technology on its website. Using Snap Fashion technology, Oasis customers can simply take a picture of their favourite style icon or someone wearing something they like with their mobile phone and then search online for garments that are similar to one that they have a (more…)
UK consumers are losing patience with out-dated shop floor customer service, according to research released from Red Ant. And technology is the key to making it better.
While Britain’s love of the high street remains strong, the physical and virtual shopping worlds are merging as younger, tech savvy consumers increasingly use their smart phones to unearth the best deals – and they are happy to share their personal data in return for offers.
Have you ever wondered how much easier your life would be if you could up-date apps on the fly without having to wait days for changes to be approved? Well, your dream may be about to come true, thanks to technology start up Air-Control which is looking for kickstarter funding (more…)
e-tailers of all sizes need apps, but until now they have been costly to create and maintain. This could now all change thanks to a new plug-in for Magento from US firm Apptive.
Mobile phone users can now use their own devices on more than 245 aircraft across 13 different airlines, thanks to connectivity provided by AeroMobile.
Netbiscuits has rolled out a cloud-based Device Routing tool, which is designed to offer a simple solution that allows businesses of all sizes to route web traffic to the right online experience based on their device type.
Hailo, the world’s favourite taxi app that enables people to hail and pay for a cab with just two taps, celebrated a landmark occasion in Manchester this weekend with the world’s first Cake and Cuppa cab service.
Shop mannequins coming to life has been a long running theme in sci-fi show Dr Who, occurring at least three times since 1970. But now it has become a reality, albeit less threateningly, with beacon company Iconeme installing Bluetooth beacons in shop dummies to engage consumers in a more ‘human’ (more…)
Online food ordering site hungryhouse.co.uk has found that you may be able to tell more than you think about a person’s food cravings, based on what mobile phone they use.
To celebrate the launch of My Monopoly – the Monopoly game that allows players to personalise properties, tokens and more – visitors to Westfield Stratford shopping centre in West London this past weekend got the chance to experience Monopoly like never before.
The British Museum has teamed up with London based tech-company Gamar to bring to life objects, artifacts and priceless treasures of the past using the power of… mobile games.
Convenience store chain One Stop is introducing SMS and email couponing to make it quicker and easier for customers to redeem offers in store using their mobile phones.
Prepay and payments processor epay is joining forces with beacon company Appflare to allow epay-enabled stores to offer coupons and offers, mobile top ups and even payments directly to and from mobile phones.
If you think having a mobile retail strategy is about having in app then think again. Today its about everything playing together. And that’s exciting rather than difficult, says Dan Mortimer, CEO at Red Ant
Browsers flipping through Argos’s latest catalogue can now see more than ever by scanning more than 300 pieces of augmented reality content. By using the Argos Scan function in the existing Argos app, already downloaded by more than 8m customers, smartphone and tablet users can scan the marked pages or (more…)